The third revised edition of Raspberry Pi: The Complete Manual is now on sale. Fully updated by the talented Bookazines team for the Raspberry Pi 2, this excellent handbook contains everything you need to know to get up and running with a brand new Pi, and is the ideal gift for young coders looking for exciting projects this summer.
Kicking off with a round-up of the available models and a starter kit shopping list, Raspberry Pi: The Complete Manual then walks you through the initial setup and installation of Raspbian, teaches you the command line basics you need to know, introduces you to the Raspbian GUI and helps take you online to find new software, as well as recommends some excellent add-ons.
Once you’re set up, you’ll find a projects section that’s bursting at the seams with creative ideas, easy-to-follow instructions, and all the code, resources and wiring diagrams you could possibly need. The projects are carefully structured to take you from simple exercises like working with the camera module and programming in Scratch, all the way through to building retro games machines, adding touch and gesture controls, setting up servers and even building a piece of wearable tech to control Minecraft Pi.
This really is an excellent book, and at just £7.99 we can’t recommend it enough. Order yours here.